Roald Dahl is a fantastic children’s author; he creates a world of magic, fascination and fantasy. His stories are a lot like our own childhood, in that everything is exciting, bright and just special on a moment-to-moment basis. But there are also elements that we don’t understand too, and things that (sometimes inexplicably) terrify us.
As the witching hour strikes, a giant snatches Sophie from her bedroom window and flees to a land beyond the edges of the map. Here she discovers bottled dreams, repulsant snozzcumbers, and cannibalistic Giants that delight in eating children. With the help of the Big Friendly Giant and the Queen of England, will Sophie be able to defeat the evil Giants and make it home again?
Theatre Paradok present Roald Dahl’s classic story of a little girl and a Big Friendly Giant. This is a play for children and people who used to be children.
The BFG was performed 25th-27th November 2010 at Adam House Theatre, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
Sophie Danielle Purdy
The BFG Paul Hughes
The Queen Naomi Lawrence
Fleshlumpeater Liam McDonnellBloodbottler – Sam Irving
Bonecruncher Rohanne K Udall
Meatdripper Tim Jennings
Gizzardgulper Fraser Humphries
Maidmasher Cat Wade
Butcherboy Steven Kirschbaum
Dream Makers Connor Jones, Will Naameh, Jonathan Blaydon, Katia Kvinge, Sarah McGuinness, Paul Arellano.
Directors John Rushton and Robin Hellier
Producer Zoe Brown
Technical Director Paul Collins
Artistic Director Lillis Meeh
Music Directors Dan Abrahams and Jakab Pilaszanovich
Stage Manager Richard Davies
Assistant Producers Eleanor Poole and Yasmine Akamune-Miles
Assistant Tech Mike Yeomans
Assistant Artistic Hiba Khan and Hannah Rastall
Assistant Stage Manager Mihaela Bodlovic
Publicity Design Mihaela Bodlovic